I took the plunge and bought myself a little Cameo Silhouette Portrait from Scrap-a-Doodles. Their service is outstanding, as usual. Thanks to Annemarie for all her advice and assistance.
So the machine arrived and I loaded the software onto my PC and got to play a little bit last Saturday. I need to spend a whole day with it, I think. I managed to change the colours on this sentiment which I got from Silhouette Online.
I promised a craft friend a little gift, which was so long overdue, but with the week on leave I managed to get it done and posted. It arrived and she is happy with the goodies I sent her. I made one of my little notepads for her, as well as a pack of little notelets, so that she can use them to send to friends.
I have also been extremely busy catching up with documenting our family photographs, the Project Life way. When I was on leave, I would start around 7 am and work through until 4 am the next morning. Obviously taking a break in-between to do the normal household chores.
The photographs below are perfect on my phone, but once I add it to my blog, it goes all blurry, so apologies for that.
I'm a member of one of the Project Life groups on Facebook and the challenge shared was to start documenting our own lives. It's called #myselfiescrapbook, (read all about it here). It basically entails you documenting the Everyday things you do in your Life. A lot of the time we scrap about our Children, Family, etc. but neglect to scrap about Ourselves.
This has been such a challenge for me, but taking pics of what I do in a normal day and documenting about it, has proved to be very rewarding. I have such a lot to share, but as I only have weekends to play in my Craft room, it is going a bit slow. The pic below is about one of our monthly events at the Office (a Friday), where we ordered Pizza for lunch for the entire Office. We usually braai and then sit and chat, but on this particular day we decided to order Pizza.
And then I then took pics of what I usually have for breakfast, which is either a small bowl of cereal or a slice of toast. I added some pics of the plants in my garden, just to fill up the page.
I am putting together an Album for my Daughter and as you can imagine there is a lot of documenting that goes with it, so instead of writing it in my own hand, I decided to type them out and just placed them in the lovely plastic pockets.
A HUGE shout out to my lovely, sweet, kind friend in the US for sending me all the craft stash below. We don't get a lot of these lovely items in SA, so I am very fortunate to have made friends with someone who lives in the US and she does my shopping for me. Thanks so much honey! :)
During the week's leave, I was also fortunate to meet my dear blog friend, Carina. She and her daughter came to Cape Town for a short holiday and she asked if we could meet. I was naturally delighted to do so and we chatted as if we'd just seen each other yesterday. There was no awkwardness whatsoever. Dankie Carina dat jy Kaap toe gekom het sodat ons mekaar kon ontmoet. Die tydie saam met jou was baie spesiaal vir my. xx
I decided that the Craft Room need a bit of a lift, so I bought new chairs (yes, RED ones, aren't they funky?! haha) and a lovely bookshelf, which is completely open, so that the natural light from the window can still filter through.
And last, but not least, as a lot of you are always asking about Nikita and Achilles, I thought I would post a pic of Miss Nikita in the Silhouette box. She loves empty boxes and once the Silhouette was out the box, she couldn't wait to climb in.
That's it from me for now. Thanks in advance to those who stop by. It would be nice if you could leave a comment, as I so enjoy reading them. I am slowly but surely popping around to see what you've been up to.